Iowa will have a new offensive coordinator for the 2017 season after Greg Davis announced his retirement Friday.
Davis spent the past five seasons as the Hawkeyes' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He had a 43-year career as a college football coach, including stints as the head coach at Tulane and as the offensive coordinator at Arkansas, North Carolina and Texas prior to his time in Iowa City.
"I have had a wonderful five years with the Hawkeye football program," Davis said in the announcement. "I would like to thank coach (Kirk) Ferentz, the entire staff, our players and Iowa fans everywhere. (Wife) Patsy and I have enjoyed our time in Iowa and not just the football part of it. The people of Iowa City and Hawkeye fans have been great. While we have our home in Dallas, there is no doubt we will be Hawkeye fans forever.
"This is my decision, but not a decision that was reached lightly. I remain passionate about the game of football and enjoyed teaching football to our players every day. Patsy has been a trooper through all these years. We have learned and enjoyed every step along the way. It's time for me to get closer to our family."
Iowa won 39 games in the five seasons Davis served as Ferentz's offensive coordinator, including that 12-win campaign in 2015, the winningest season in program history.
This past season, the Iowa offense not very effective, ranking 10th in the Big Ten in scoring (24.9 points a game) and 12th in the conference in yardage (325 yards a game).
The Hawkeyes ended their season with a thud, losing 30-3 to Florida in Monday's Outback Bowl.
There will be plenty of turnover on the Iowa offense next season. In addition to losing Davis, senior quarterback C.J. Beathard and senior running back LeShun Daniels Jr. will be moving on.
"I cannot thank Greg Davis enough for what he has meant to Iowa football these past five seasons," Ferentz said in the announcement. "Greg possesses a great football mind, and he brought a perspective and expertise to our program that made every one of our coaches and players better. Greg's coaching career spanned five decades, from high school to the biggest stage in college football — and each day he exemplified passion for the game while instilling character in his players. That is 'love for the game,' and without Greg, there's a little less of that in football today.
"Greg will be the first to admit he owes so much of his coaching success to his wife, Patsy. They were a wonderful team in Iowa City, and all of us with the Iowa football program wish them the very best."